Security

  • Apple release iOS 11.2.2 update to address Spectre

    Overnight Apple has released the latest update to their mobile OS, with iOS 11.2.2 delivering a security update that patches the Spectre security vulnerabilities. This isn’t something you need to debate about, get the update. For those technically minded, you can review the details of the security flaw that...
  • Intel responds to ‘inaccurate media reports’ on security issue

    In the last week, there’s been news spreading across the industry about a hardware-level security issue with Intel processors. The fix for the CPU security flaw, was supposedly going to reduce the speed of your processor (and therefore your PC) anywhere between 5 and 30 percent. Intel says this...
  • WannaCrypt / WannaCry ransomware shows lack of updating from IT Admins

    Over the weekend the world was infected by malicious ransomware known as “WannaCrypt”. This software began in the UK and Spain and quickly spread across the globe. While there’s been limited public declaration (expect many are keeping quiet) that Australian users have been impacted on a large scale, it does speak...
  • D-Link’s new security camera, Omna 180 Cam HD, is HomeKit-enabled

    D-Link have announced their latest connected device, the new Omna 180 Cam HD. This is the first in its Omna family of Apple HomeKit-enabled devices which will actually sell through Apple’s online store. The camera will also be sold in Apple’s Australian retail stores later this month. The Omna 180...
  • Ring Floodlight Cam is a motion sensing, HD security camera with siren

    Ring are known for their video doorbell but are now adding to their product lineup with the Ring Floodlight Cam​. The product was announced at CES but it’ll be April before its available. Not content with adding a video camera to the doorbell, the floodlight is now also getting...
  • Lizard Squad attack Xbox Live, PSN and Steam to ruin Christmas

    The now annual tradition of Lizard Squad is upon us. They’re once again launching attacks against gaming networks of Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Steam, disrupting the enjoyment of gamers around the world. The tweets announcing the impending attack began about an hour ago from the @LizardInvasion account. Hello...
  • IoT Solutions Congress should be interesting this week

    The internet was sick this week, with massive DDOS attacks launched against DYN DNS. For those not familiar with DNS, its the service that resolves those ugly IP addresses to memorable, advertisable website addresses that you type into your browser. Think of it like an index at the library...
  • Review: Ring Video Doorbell keeping Aussie homes safe

    The Ring Video Doorbell first came to my attention through their advertisements on a number of US-based podcasts I listen to. Shortly after I first heard about Ring, I headed to their website and at the time was disappointed this IoT device wasn’t available in Australia. Now that’s all changed...
  • Census is back online, IBM breaks silence. So what the hell happened?

    The Census website is finally back online. After being offline for around 44 hours, the site was switched on again this afternoon, however due to DNS propagation issues, many users still experienced problems, receiving ‘this site cannot be reached’. This morning the Prime Minister was angry, he started pointing fingers...